Walton: Ipswich need two more players

SIMON Walton, who scored at Loftus Road to help get Ipswich Town's 2006/7 season off the ground, feels the Blues would benefit from a couple of additional players.

By Elvin King

SIMON Walton, who scored at Loftus Road to help get Ipswich Town's 2006/7 season off the ground, feels the Blues would benefit from a couple of additional players.

Walton, who had four months on loan at Portman Road from Charlton last season and scored three times in 19 appearances, is now a Queens Park Rangers player.

He expects to be back in action in around a month after suffering a broken leg and watched Saturday's 1-1 Coca-Cola Championship draw.

“Ipswich did well, but I have seen them play better,” said Walton. “Perhaps they need a couple of players to strengthen their squad.

“This could make all the difference to them.

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“We knocked the ball around well, but we rarely looked like scoring and need a bit more up front to move up the table.”

Birmingham City striker Rowan Vine - once a prospective Ipswich target - missed a good late chance for Rangers.

On loan at Loftus Road, Vine said: “It is disappointing that we did not win - we deserved it.

“We had a lot of the ball, but were dealt a sucker punch when Ipswich scored.

“I know what is needed at this level with hard work being top of the list and at 25 I would rather be playing than sitting on the bench or in the reserves in the Premier League.

“We know changes are afoot at Rangers, but we are treating Mick Harford as the manager to take the team up the table.”

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